This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue. It celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.
Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. JEWELS offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers in a live broadcast to cinemas.
New for 2020 season.
Music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and choreography by George Balanchine.
$9 student tickets available only at the Amherst Cinema box office (not online).